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Everyone likes when things are as quick and easy as they can be. Especially if it’s something for work. Here’s a list of quick computer tips and tricks that will hopefully save you a little time at the keyboard.
If you only need to screenshot part of the screen, there’s a simple way to do it for both Windows and Macs.
For Mac: “Command,” plus “Shift,” plus “4” brings up the tool. Then you just drag the area you want.
For Windows: Just go to “Start” and then “Snipping Tool.”
Quick Scrolling on a website
You can tap the Space bar to scroll down on a Web page one screen-full. Add the Shift key to scroll back up.
Quickly jump between input boxes
When you’re filling in the boxes on a Web page (like City, State, Zip), you can press the Tab key to jump from box to box, rather than clicking. Add the Shift key to jump through the boxes backwards.
You can switch from one open program to the next by pressing Alt+Tab (Windows) or Command-Tab (Mac).
Mac Users – emoji keyboard shortcut
You can use the #emoji keyboard on your Mac! Just press Control-Command-Space and it should pop up. Try it out!😎
Reopen closed tabs
Reopen Closed Browser Tabs with Your Keyboard.
If you accidentally closed a browser window on your computer, get it back by clicking Ctrl+Shift+t on a PC or Cmd+Shift+t on a Mac.
This last tip isn’t for a computer but it’s still pretty neat.
Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries:
Most standard remote controls send signals to your home theater gear using a beam of infrared light, which a sensor on your hardware picks up. You can’t see this beam, but your smartphone’s camera can! So, if your remote isn’t working right, you can use your phone to check if your remote needs fresh batteries.
Wake your smartphone and pop open its Camera app. Next, switch to the front-facing camera, point the remote at the camera, and press any button on the remote.
If the remote is working properly, you should see a flicker of light come from the IR blaster as viewed through your phone’s screen.
If you don’t see the flicker from the IR blaster, or perhaps just a very, very dim flicker, you probably need to change the remote’s batteries.